Page 14 of 14 FirstFirst ... 4121314
  1. #131
    I printed a couple of dozen shaped washers for a customer/friend and the last two I left to print overnight and went to bed. In the morning I found the print had come unstuck and the ABS just kept extruding, but due to the unstuck component hanging round the extruder, a great mass of ABS had accumulated
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC02043.JPG 
Views:	116 
Size:	462.1 KB 
ID:	24295Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC02044.JPG 
Views:	122 
Size:	539.7 KB 
ID:	24296
    So I am just preheating the nozzle and will leave it for half an hour to see if it gets liquid enough to come away without damaging the heat blanket.

    I made a couple of mods to the printer. The first one was to fit stainless steel extruder gears, but this proved wrong. The stainless does not have the self cleaning property that the original brass has, so any minor filament jam just grinds a notch in the filament and the dross just stays on the gear and requires disassembly to get to it to clean.

    I have also replaced the 40mm M3 bolts that hold the extruder motors, extruder, heat sink and fan on to the bar with the nozzles. I used 50mm M3 studs and wing nuts, so that I can remove the heat sink to get to the extruder gear without having to take the extruder motor off the frame (cos it is a bugger to get it back).

    The other thing I did was make a jig for setting the height of the nozzles with the nozzle bar out of the printer. It saves a hell of a lot of hassle later on in assembly, when you can't easily get to the nozzle height clamping grub screws.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC02045.JPG 
Views:	114 
Size:	531.5 KB 
ID:	24297.

    I think I may have gotten away without having to replace the heat blanket
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC02046.JPG 
Views:	115 
Size:	532.7 KB 
ID:	24298Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC02047.JPG 
Views:	115 
Size:	561.7 KB 
ID:	24299

    Cheers M'dears !
    Last edited by cropwell; 31-05-2018 at 10:07 AM.
    Mark Twain said that no amount of evidence will convince an idiot.!

  2. #132
    So, IVe got one of my original Mendelmax printers still but its a bit tired.

    Can anyone suggest what I'd look at today for a 'decent' budget printer? Dont mind a bit of fettling to get it 100% right as long as things like the extruder work reliably (this always seems to be the main issue on most printers).

    Thanks

  3. #133
    Quote Originally Posted by Chaz View Post
    So, IVe got one of my original Mendelmax printers still but its a bit tired.

    Can anyone suggest what I'd look at today for a 'decent' budget printer? Dont mind a bit of fettling to get it 100% right as long as things like the extruder work reliably (this always seems to be the main issue on most printers).

    Thanks
    Im slowly compiling parts to build a "Voron", http://vorondesign.com/voron2.1

    Alex

  4. #134
    Quote Originally Posted by AlexDoran View Post
    Im slowly compiling parts to build a "Voron", http://vorondesign.com/voron2.1

    Alex
    Thanks, ill look them up, are they good? What type of cost?

  5. #135
    Quote Originally Posted by Chaz View Post
    Thanks, ill look them up, are they good? What type of cost?
    It's a premium DIY build, iirc (probably i dont), the BOM is going to set you back close to ~800, most of the guys building them dont have access to a Mill so i assume you will save a decent amount on having someone machine the bed etc. If you have a discord account they have a good community there.

    Alex

  6. #136
    Quote Originally Posted by AlexDoran View Post
    It's a premium DIY build, iirc (probably i dont), the BOM is going to set you back close to ~800, most of the guys building them dont have access to a Mill so i assume you will save a decent amount on having someone machine the bed etc. If you have a discord account they have a good community there.

    Alex
    Thanks. I have a few machines so can make stuff as needed.

  7. #137
    Quote Originally Posted by Chaz View Post
    Thanks. I have a few machines so can make stuff as needed.
    The main attraction to me is that these guys are printing close to 140mm/s with good quality, and have a decent build volume (350mm2).
    Last edited by AlexDoran; 07-05-2019 at 09:48 AM. Reason: Spelling

  8. #138
    Does anyone sell these as ready to go? I dont have the time to source the hardware and possibly do the build.

  9. #139
    Quote Originally Posted by Chaz View Post
    Does anyone sell these as ready to go? I dont have the time to source the hardware and possibly do the build.
    to my knowledge no, might be worth jumping on the reddit or discord and asking the question though.

  10. #140
    Quote Originally Posted by Chaz View Post
    So, IVe got one of my original Mendelmax printers still but its a bit tired.

    Can anyone suggest what I'd look at today for a 'decent' budget printer? Dont mind a bit of fettling to get it 100% right as long as things like the extruder work reliably (this always seems to be the main issue on most printers).

    Thanks
    I'm reasonably happy with the 2 Creality CR-10S printers in the family. Circa 350 6 months ago. Printing within an hour of opening the box. Only fault we've had so far is the SD card slot can be a bit dodgy recognizing the card, which can start a session with 10mins of faffing taking the card in and out (I probably just need to reflow the solder on the control board) - but easily solved by using a raspberry pi and octoprint.

    Otherwise I've also heard good things about the Ender3 and ANET A8.

Page 14 of 14 FirstFirst ... 4121314

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 2 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 2 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Who is Denford 3D Printer?
    By g20hz in forum Denford 3D Printers
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 25-09-2016, 09:33 AM
  2. A3 printer plotter
    By gatesy in forum Machine Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 21-12-2015, 03:19 PM
  3. New toy, Afinia 3D printer
    By Robin Hewitt in forum 3D Printing Machines
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: 05-07-2014, 10:18 AM
  4. eBay: 3d Printer project!
    By andrewbond in forum Items On eBay UK
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 11-05-2013, 07:07 PM
  5. robuster 3d printer
    By wilfy in forum 3D Printing Machines
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 06-04-2013, 10:51 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •